The October agenda for the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting already has five items for discussion.
Scheduling conflicts and delays in planning forced two requests for home occupations and three public hearings to be pushed back a month. With a significantly shorter agenda, the St. Peters Planning and Zoning crew got down to business and were finished with the September meeting in just a hair more than an hour.
The Commission was scheduled to hear five public hearings, the first being old business from August. T-Mobile wanted to construct a cell phone tower in a residential area, but the plan was met with resistance. City staff said they were working with T-Mobile to find an alternative site, but the process is taking time. Director of Planning, Community and Economic Development Julie Powers said T-Mobile was still figuring out if the alternative site would work and was having to re-calculate things such as poll tower height. Powers said T-Mobile wanted to come back in October and the Commission approved that course of action.
Truck Centers, Inc. was supposed to have two public hearings—one for a re-zoning and one for a special use permit, but requested the hearings be pushed back a month. The Commission agreed.
Two home occupations, including one leftover from August, also failed to show for the meeting and requested an audience with the Commission next month. The Commission unanimously agreed to postpone the discussions.
The meeting, however, wasn't just postponements and no-shows. The Commission interacted with and approved five home occupations permit requests.
Tinsley's Amusements was granted permission to host a carnival at . The set up for the carnival will being on Oct. 14 and be removed by Oct. 30. Tinsley's had originally planned to hold the carnival in September, which was approved by the commission, but a change of plans pushed things back a month. The new October carnival will have a more fall theme with the addition of pumpkins to the environment.
Another item on the agenda was a street name change request. In an effort to eliminate confusion, the city of St. Peters is requesting portions of roads around town. After the revamped Salt River Road was reopened, some road names no longer made sense. The city is looking to change road names in St. Peters first so that the county will follow suit on portions of the rode the fall in St. Charles County. The roads impacted are Brown Road, Main Street and Salt River Road.
“It will all be a little bit more continuous—that’s the goal,” Powers said.
The Commission also approved a cell phone tower request for AT&T, two site plans and a temporary business permit.